Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 14:55 Ard Glen Amethyst Stakes 1m

  • Winner €40,625 2nd €11,875 3rd €5,626 4th €1,874
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.64s
  • Off time: 14:56:34
14:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mustajeeb 5/2
2nd Brendan Brackan (IRE) 10/3
3rd One Spirit (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 012-300 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 64
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 G M Lyons C T Keane 112 10/34.33
2 (1) 66309-6 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-12 p J S Bolger K J Manning 108 12/113.00
6 (4) 1401-03 Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue cap Penitent 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-9 D O'Meara D Tudhope 111 9/25.50
7 (2) 03/165-1 Yellow, large black spots, black spots on cap Qewy (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 107 6/17.00
8 (5) 12/6859- BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, orange spots One Spirit (IRE) 246
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 F Dunne G F Carroll 100 28/129.00
9 (6) 1341-33 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 E Lynam F Lynch 106 13/27.50
10 (3) 763-425 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Pop Art (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 9-6 C O'Brien F M Berry 100 12/113.00
11 (10) 412- royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Mustajeeb 260
Nag me
3 8-10 D K Weld P J Smullen 110 5/23.50
Non runners
3 (7)13/133-0Afonso De Sousa (USA)49-9A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien107
4 (9)102427-Ansgar (IRE)69-9Miss S J HartyR P Cleary110
5 (11)900404-Dandy Boy (ITY)89-9D MarnaneC R King102

Verdict

Dermot Weld won this three years in succession with Famous Name and has entered MUSTAJEEB this time. The only three-year-old in the race, his second place behind subsequent Dewhurst winner War Command in the Futurity at the Curragh is high class form and he'll need to win here to justify his classic entries. He's given the vote though Penitent, who has won 10 races including two at Listed level last season, looks a big threat. One Spirit is a course and distance winner and generally competed well at this level last season but it's hard to know what to make of Afonso De Sousa, who won by nine lengths over 6f here as a juvenile but was well beaten in the Irish Lincoln in March. Brendan Brackan and Ansgar are closely matched on their 1-2 in a Curragh Group 3 in September while Qewy looked an improved performer when making all in a Listed event over the track and trip last month.